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From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-pittelli.com>
Subject: Re: Tank Kits
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 19:39:13 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Garnet & Julie wrote:
> I am building a 1/5 Canadian Leopard tank out of wood, aluminum, and
> plastics..the track and road wheels are made from a liquid plastic compound
> with a shore hardness of 80d..tensile strength of 3900psi and compressive
> strength of 4700psi..I make my own molds from rubber, the track has rubber
> inserts and the road wheels have rubber on the rim..the track and wheels can
> also be made from a harder rubber..  

Got any pictures for me to post on the website?  Molding the tracks and 
wheels is definitely the way to go.  We've done quite a bit of molding 
for warships and once the molds are made the hard work is over.   What 
I'd like to do is combine molded treads with Steve's conveyor belt 
construction technique to yield a very durable, easily constructed track.

What type of molding plastic are you using?  How much per gallon?

        Frank "The Molding Season Approaches" Pittelli